Hey guys, salut mes amis och hallå gubbar, Maxim here. In this video I wanna focus on Nvidia Control Panel settings that you can use to get a slight FPS boost in CS:GO. I’m gonna start with Nvidia and do AMD in another video. I can tell you right now that I noticed a significant difference on maps like Nuke for example after doing this, and everything seemed like it went smoother for me. Most of what I’m going to share are tips coming from a Reddit user name ImThour but I’m also going to add my own tips to the video. So begin by closing the game, and other unnecessary things that you have open, if you have installed your nvidia graphic drivers you should be able to right-click and access nvidia’s control panel. If not you can probably search it and find it. On the first page you should get Adjust Image Settings with Preview and here you wanna choose “Use the advanced 3D image settings”. So now go to manage 3D settings and here’s where we will be. From here it’s very important that you go to Program Settings and add CS:GO as the program you would like to customize.
The reason we’re not choosing the Global Settings is because you don’t wanna risk screwing up the performance for other games you’re playing. Also, you might have more or less features than what I do, but the most important ones are in this video. Ambient occlusion, this is a lighting effect that you want to turn off. Anisotropic filtering reduces blur and fuzziness to enhance the image quality. I recommend turning this off as it might help against details that might be considered distracting in the game.
On all these antialiasing settings, make sure that they’re set to OFF and that the antialiasing mode is set to “Application Controlled”. This makes sure that the anti-aliasing video settings in the game are controlled by you so you get your prefered settings. CUDA GPUS basically allows whatever graphics card you have installed on your computer to work with the famous CUDA platform. Here you wanna select “Use these GPU’s” and make sure you add all if you have more than one to get the best performance. Maximum pre-rendered frames is a buffer used to store data for the GPU.
Increasing this value can result to smoother gameplay when you have low FPS, but I still recommend setting this to 1, especially if you have medium to high FPS already. Multi-Frame Sampled AA also known as MFAA, is another type of antialiasing method which you don’t really need with CS:GO so you can turn it off. Multi-display/mixed GPU acceleration is a feature based around OpenGL, which isn’t needed for CS:GO, so it doesn’t matter what you do but I’ll set it to single-display performance mode anyway. Power management mode, this doesn’t really need an explanation, you obviously want to select “Prefer Maximum Performance”. If you can change the preferred refresh rate, select “Highest available”. Shader Cache, now some people say turn this off, some people say turn it on, but my answer is that it depends. Your shader cache is stored in your temporary folder on your C drive. Now if your C Drive is a fast drive like for example an SSD, you should turn Shader Cache on.
Only turn it off, if your shader cache isn’t an SSD or if you have a slow-performing drive. Next up we have some texture features. This one should be OFF, as it’s almost like the previous feature that we also turned off, this next one we can skip, it won’t do much in the game anyway but I’ll just allow it for now, and on quality you want “High Performance”. For the last texture feature you want it to be off, unless you’re using this in-game. But honestly, I wouldn’t use it myself. Threaded optimization, select “ON” as it allows CS:GO to take advantage of multiple CPU’s if ever needed. Triple buffering is only useful if you have V-sync enabled, so you should definitely select “Off”. V-sync should be “Off”, there’s no exceptions, in CS:GO you want as little to no input delay possible. This feature is only relevant to VR, so it doesn’t matter what you choose.
Now all you do is hit apply and you’re good to go. So that’s the most important aspect of the Nvidia control panel settings for CS:GO and I hope I could help you guys out. Make sure you follow me on other social medias as well to keep update with what I do, I’ll see you guys soon, and go bananas!.
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